Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai,Tokyo
An alley roughly 300 metres from Ningyocho, named Amazake Yokocho after a shop selling sweet sake.
Amazake Yokocho runs some 300 metres, from the intersection exit outside Ningyocho Station right up to the Meiji Theatre. It is said to be named after a Meiji-period (1868–1912) shop selling sweet sake, Owari-ya, which could be found in a small side-alley just south of the main alley's entrance. Following the Great Kanto Earthquake the roads in the area were widened (to their present width), but the affectionately named alley remains. Within Amazake Yokocho you can find restaurants serving genuine Japanese cuisine, licensed sellers of local Japanese sake, stores selling beautiful Kimono, stores selling more casual fashions, outfitters, fine art shops and more — a mixed bag of almost 50 establishments line the alley. Amazake Yokocho is a one-minute walk from the A1 Exit of Ningyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro or Asakusa Line, or a two-minute walk from Hamacho Station on the Shinjuku Line.